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What should I do if the Vacuum Cleaner is Clogged?

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What should I do if the Vacuum Cleaner is Clogged?

Vacuum cleaners are so sensitive. They look all burly and rugged on the exterior, but inside, they’re delicate little creatures that need to be treated with the most tender loving care. If not, they’ll blow out dust, overheat, lose suction, make you work harder and eventually, just stop working. So if your vacuum is clogged, here’s what you can do to fix it. And remember, if your vacuum is acting up or the clog is beyond your comfort zone, just take it in to get repaired. You don’t have to be great at everything. 

If there is a clog in the vacuum, you won’t have good suction and the vacuum won’t work. The clog can be in the vacuum head or the hose where vacuum cleaner hose blocked.

Step 1: Unplug the vacuum.

Step 2: Find out where the clog is.

To see if it is in the head, turn it upright and visually inspect.

To see if it is in the hose, unclip the vacuum hose from the attachment and the vacuum itself. Hold the hose upright and drop something small down the hose, like a coin. If the coin falls through to the ground, you know the hose is clear. If not, there’s your answer.

To see if it is in the actual vacuum, poke your finger in the area where the vacuum meets the hose; this is often where clogs are.

Step 3: Fix the clog.

To fix a clog in the head, flip it over and look inside. Use your fingers to physically pull out the clog, or the dull end of a thin tool (like a screwdriver), to push it out. Allow clog to fall and manually discard of the material. You may also need to disassemble the brush head to do this. Consult your user manual to do this.

To fix a clog in the hose, feed one end into a garbage bag, and poke the other end with the back of a mop pole, until you push the clog material out into the garbage bag.

To fix a clog in the vacuum, whether it is a canister or bag, use your finger to feel for a clog. Pull as much of it out as you can and discard. You can use a small tool, like an industrial pipe cleaner, to pull out the remainder of the clog, if needed. If the model is a bagged model, remove the bag and see if anything is hanging out of the part of the nozzle and manually remove that. Replace with a new bag.

Step 4: Test the vacuum.

Put the vacuum back together properly and plug it in Test it to see if it works better. This should take care of the clog. If it does not, you may need to take it in for repair.

A few notes on vacuum clogs:

Do not do anything that you are not comfortable doing, you don’t want to risk breaking a part of the vacuum or hurting yourself.

A vacuum should come apart with relative ease; if you push, pull or twist something with excessive force, you will break it. If you feel like you have to force something to get it to budge, you’re not doing it correctly. Stop immediately and try another way, vacuum repairs are costly and inconvenient.

Remember, the clog itself may be an important item, so if you can, check it before you discard of it.


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